About TU Rider Network (TURN)

What is TURN?

The TU Rider Network (TURN) connects students, faculty and staff with the Tulsa community through cycling to promote a healthier, more environmentally friendly world. TURN was established in 2015 and works with many campus partners including Campus Security, Human Resources, Physical Plant, Student Affairs, Collins Fitness Center, the TU Student Association and others to provide:

  • Facilities and mentoring for bike commuters
  • Education for TU students, faculty and staff in safe cycling, bike maintenance and theft prevention
  • Sponsorship of the student cycling and triathlon team
  • Programming to promote the benefits of cycling and demonstrate that cycling is easy, safe and fun
  • Expertise in planning for and evaluating cycling-related activities and infrastructure at TU and the surrounding community

TURN Steering Committee

Lauren Wagner, TURN Program Manager & Administrative Associate to the Provost
Justin Smith, Hurricane Bike Shop Manager & Coordinator of Special Services for Physical Plant
C.J. Laughlin, Sergeant, Campus Security & Head of Campus Security Bike Patrol
John Henshaw, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Angie Williams, Graduate Assistant, Sustainability Committee
Stephen Place, Alumnus
Tawny Crone, Program Coordinator for the Business Career Center
Geoffrey Simpson, Graduate Student


Have a question or an idea to improve biking at TU? We want to hear from you.


TURN Program Manager
Office of the Provost, Collins Hall